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now military officials have been saying the taliban have been weakened and are avoiding direct conflict. still they are finding new and effective ways to strike. the three u.s. military police officers were on foot patrol in a market with afghan police when the suicide bomber struck. four afghan officers, and six civilians were also killed, and dozens hurt. joint u.s./afghan operations are becoming more common, and so are the risks. on saturday an american soldier and a u.s. civilian contractor were killed by an afghan soldier. the latest in a growing series of insider attacks. despite mounting worries, afghan commandos firing live rounds still train side by side with elite american special forces. >> right here in front of you. >> reporter: you can't stop working with these guys? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: at this level, joint combat operations are now the rule. americans no longer go it alone. >> i'm very impressed with your training here today. >> reporter: general tony thomas heads all special operations forces in afghanistan. his men rely on their afghan partners. a r
strategy? we started by going to the heart of the taliban, the place where 9/11 was inspired. southern afghanistan, famous for its poppies, the taliban, and some of this war's toughest battles. lieutenant general james terry is the operational commander of the war. he agreed to take us into the notorious horn of pangway to see where we stand 11 years into this war. where we are right now, essentially this is the taliban homeland. >> we're headed right into it. >> we head over rich farm lands in kandahar province, making our way atop a strategically important hill top. >> this is looking back down over the district. >> it's a place where taliban fighters largely controlled until the u.s. troop surge of 2010. >> actually got in here and got into a pretty significant fight, a couple thousand taliban. the task force orion along task force 31. >> coalition officials say it is no longer a taliban safe haven. attacks are way down and roads are again passable. but as we witnessed firsthand, insurgents are still active. an explosion followed by a firefight erupted just below us. what's the bigg
mentioned, there are signs that the taliban continues to grow in strength in afghanistan. they carried out a costly attack, damaging and destroying eight nato fighter jets in helmand province. >> there have been fears expressed about what will happen when nato withdraws. some of the 3000 afghans who have worked for the german army are asking if they can immigrate to germany. >> hundreds of afghan workers are waiting to get into their workplace. one of them is this man. he has been working as a translator for the german troops for two years. the troops rely on him and others like him. at 21-year-old student, he is worried about -- the 21-year-old student is worried about what will happen after the bond is where -- after the bundeswehr withdraws. >> afghanistan's government does not have the capacity, they are not able to give us good jobs to run our lives better like now we are doing. >> it is the largest bundeswehr military camp in the country. hundreds of afghans are employed as part of the german deployment in this region. but their close ties the troops also put them at risk -- close ti
was there. u.s. troops responded to an attack by the taliban gunmen >> reporter: the marine outpost was attacked moments ago, now those responsible are being searched for. dozens of men are in the marine compound. it is not a taliban gathering, but only a funeral for a local farmer. but as marines approach another group of mud farmhouses, they come under fire. >> right now, we're taking effective fire from the southeast. >> reporter: lieutenant mock spreads out his men, several marines dive into a rooftop. from here, they can see silhouettes of men hiding and shooting. >> he is popping out the right-hand side of the wall. >> yeah, that is where i spotted him. >> reporter: it is not clear if this is the same taliban that attacked the base. >> they think there are about 20 or 30 hiding, yards from here. some with rpgs, some with assault rifles, they called in air support, right now they're trying to flush them out, drive them into the open. >> what side of the compound? the navy corpmen and a few afghan soldiers advance closer to the taliban. but as soon as he goes in the house, an ex
about the dangerous new link between the taliban and al qaeda. >>> as the candidates focus on wednesday's debate, a top republican predicts we'll see a brand-new race on thursday. >>> around schwarzenegger tells "60 minutes" he still wants his family to forgive him. we'll show you part of that interview you didn't see last night. >>> we begin the today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> breaking news in eastern afghanistan. >> at least three nato troops killed in a suicide plan. >> the attacker ran his motorcycle packed with explos e explosives into a u.s. military convoy. >> after all these years of war? >> the reason for the nato and american intervention is terrorism. terrorism has not gone away. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> governor romney, president obama gearing up for their first presidential debate on wednesday. >> i don't think one of them is going to make or break this campaign. >> thursday morning we're all going to be scratching our heads and saying, wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days. >> maria asked you, why didn't you
to die. executed for adultery. the man she was with got off scot-free. the taliban recently filmed this video of their justice as a warning and to say they're making a comeback. some 30 miles away in the village, we saw few signs of what the u.s. would consider progress in afghanistan and no evidence that the american plan to hand over to a credible, stable afghan government will work. these village elders tell me once u.s. troops leave, a civil war will begin, and u.s.-trained afghan forces will not be able to stop it. are you preparing for this fight? are you already stockpiling weapons and ammunition and getting yourself ready? "yes, we are. we will definitely fight," he says. and what about the afghan government? it's meaningless here, they say. you think it's possible that the taliban will try and come back? "yes, they will," he says. "it it makes a decades worth of american battles seem futile. it wasn't always like this. >> the united states military has begun strikes. >> reporter: at first -- >> one, two, three! >> reporter: -- the war had momentum. and a clear purpose. al
, with the war about to enter the 12th year, questions remain about the taliban resistance. but the man in charge of the war says the strategy for america getting out in the year 2014 is on track. it is quickly becoming put-up time for afghan forces and crunch time for the american commander overseeing the transition. >> reporter: what keeps you up at night on this job? >> the time, the amount of time remaining. >> reporter: time between now and 2014? >> that is correct, we have a lot of work to do. >> reporter: the u.s. and nato forces have trained more than 300,000 troops, taking the lead in combat operations. but threatening that, a deadly spike in insider attacks, afghan forces turning on their nato partners, 51 allied troops including 31 americans have been killed in such attacks so far this year. in a meeting today, the colonel acknowledged the existence of a training campaign. >> the taliban recognizes this is an opportunity for them to try to split us apart. we'll work very hard to stop that. >> reporter: the soldiers have to sleep with one eye open, doesn't that undermine the whole cohes
have to stay there. so i don't know. >> bill: some reason i think the taliban have been able to infiltrate. >> they feel the taliban has the power now. we're leaving and within a year, year or two, then the taliban still going to be there. so the taliban are just sitting back, wait 'til we leave, and -- >> bill: so you think at that some afghan troops are being influenced by them? >> i do. >> bill: but usually the ones that attack americans are killed right away. so they have to be pretty devoted to the taliban to give up their lives. they take out two or three nato forces and they themselves are killed. >> look at suicide bombers. >> bill: right. but it would be more than, well, a calculation that i may be i'll go over to the taliban. these are people who really want. is it so chaotic that any taliban can get an afghan uniform? n they take their gear to the market all the time. >> bill: so that's no problem. and the police are different from the afghan army, right? >> i worked with the afghan army. i wouldn't trust the police in any way, shape, or form. >> bill: why? >> talk
and spiritual heart of the taliban is a journey often fraught with uncertainty. these soldiers jammed inside a striker combat vehicle know the taliban still fights hard for this land and regularly plant ieds along the way. you've lost some guys to ieds? >> absolutely. we've had a number of guys wounded and a number of guys killed both mounted and dismounted. >> lately, however, the americans don't make the journey alone. afghan troops and police man checkpoints along the way. lieutenant general james terry, the operational commander of the war, brought us here to see for ourselves the robust presence of their afghan partners. >> you look at these afghan national security forces, here is what's very different, very different from two years ago, moving out and taking charge of this. >> tell them to watch me. >> training the afghans to take over the war is practically the singular focus of the international coalition as of 2014 withdrawal date draws closer. >> and as they become increasingly more capable, we'll skill up some of that advice and assist and then over time they have the lead comple
. setting out on the road, the physical and spiritual heart of the taliban is a journey often fraught with uncertainty. these soldiers jammed inside a striker combat vehicle know the taliban still fights hard for this land and regularly planned ieds along the way. you've lost some guys to ieds? >> absolutely. we've had a number of guys wounded and a number of guys killed both mounted and dismounted. >> lately, however, the americans don't make the journey alone. afghan troops and police man checkpoints along the way. lieutenant general james terry, the operational commander of the war, brought us here to see for ourselves the robust presence of their afghan partners. >> you look at these afghan national security forces, here is what's very different, very different from two years ago, moving out and taking charge of this. >> training the afghans to take over the war is practically the singular focus of the international coalition as of 2014 withdrawal date draws closer. >> and as they become increasingly more capable, we'll skill up some of that advice and assist and then over time th
. >>> overseas, the taliban released a video it claims shows taliban fighters preparing for an attack. two american marines died in the fight to repel the attackers. bob orr has our report. >> reporter: the seven-minute video released by the taliban purports to show the final stages of planning for the brazen attack. insurgents wearing what appear to be u.s. military uniforms are shown cutting through a chain link fence, a tactic used in the assault. another scene shows enemy fighters in an operational planning session. one of the commanders uses a whiteboard and crude sketches to describe the location of aircraft and fortification on the british run air base. in great detail, the leader describes how the attackers will split into three teams, each with specific target assignments. and the tape contains messages, last wills of some of the fighters who clearly didn't expect to survive the assault. this man, speaking in english, accuses the united states of attacking islam. >> you came to afghanistan to commit cruelty on muslims. in the name of terrorism. it is not terrorism. we are not terr
for getting american troops out depends on training afghan soldiers to do the fighting against taliban themselves but there have been setbacks lately as some of the trainees have turned their guns on their u.s. allies. 33 americans have been killed that way this year. what the does that do to america's road out of afghanistan? we asked charlie d'agata to hook up with a joint patrol in kandahar province. >> what you see here is the cement blocks, obstacles we put in place. >> reporter: this is the stark new reality for u.s. combat troops working alongside their afghan partners. >> it's restricted the trafficability of anything large or fast. >> reporter: and that's new within the past two weeks? >> yes. where we used to have this wide open space. >> reporter: lieutenant colonel leroy barker got orders to reinforce his small outpost in kandahar province not against the taliban but against insider attacks from his afghan partners. while there's never been one here, it's already driven a wedge between the two forces. the americans and afghans are separated by a cement walkway. u.s. troops
. >> the taliban sent a text >> the taliban sent a text message to nhk claiming responsibility. the nationalities of the soldiers killed are unknown, but most troops in afghanistan are american. the number of u.s. military and civilian personnel killed in afghanistan has now risen to more than 2,000. >>> in another deadly incident, five people were killed when u.s. and afghan soldiers exchanged fire over the weekend. the killings seem to underline the growing sense of mistrust between international troops and afghanistan's own security forces. nhk world's hideki yui reports. >> reporter: two americans, one soldier and one contractor, as well as three afghan troops, died following an exchange of fire in wardak province, eastern afghanistan, on saturday. >> according to isaf and a&a reporting, after a short conversation took place between a.n.a. and isaf personnel, firing occurred which resulted in the fatal wounding of an isaf soldier and the death of his civilian colleague. >> reporter: the details of the incident remain uncertain. local authorities say u.s. soldiers came under fire. the soldiers
in the telegram that after the invasion and the overflow of the taliban in afghanistan, my sense was and my sense with hindsight i would say was that the focus heads which very quickly to iraq and indeed i was ambassador in iraq from 2005 to 2006 during the period when we had taken our eye off the ball in afghanistan and it was clear to me that the governments focus, the public focus was on iraq and having arrived in afghanistan in 2010, it struck me there was a period were some of the things we were doing in 2010 and 2009 were things that might've been done earlier, so that is what i think. we did begin cooling up the security forces in afghanistan early enough in my view and perhaps we hadn't achieved as much as we should have done. i think the focus on iraq during that period of 2003 to 2007. >> when did you realize -- [inaudible] >> it was in hindsight. i think by the time i got there at the focus has switched back to afghanistan. i think some of the decisions that already been made. the surge in troops for instance, the u.s. surgeon troops and the additional troops that were sent to helmand,
, killing us. that is not -- and the surge was supposed to crush the taliban. the commander on the ground reports says the taliban is back. he talked about al-qaeda. >> bill: the taliban really we want away. let's look at afghanistan and iran in particular and then libya at the end of the discussion. in afghanistan, you have a lot of friendly so-called friendly, but it's really taliban fanatics infiltrating because as one of the soldiers told me last week, you can buy afghan army uniforms at any marketplace in afghanistan. they're around. so if you want to dress up like an afghany soldier and you're a taliban or al-qaeda terrorist, you can do that and walk in and blow yourself up or shoot them dead. i don't know any army that could stop that, colonel peters. i mean, you know, i don't know if it's a failure of our policy in afghanistan rather than a good tactic by the taliban fanatics. >> well, it's both. the taliban have wisely used all the poor man's nukes, as it were, ied's, suicide bombers, and these green on blue assassinations. you know, you played a clip in the intro, bill n which o
at noon own. -- this is 11 news at noon. >> good afternoon. i am sarah caldwell. taliban is claiming responsibility for the latest deadly attack on forces in afghanistan. richard engel is in afghanistan with the latest. >> military sources say that three american soldiers were killed earlier today while on foot patrol with afghan police. they were approached by a taliban suicide bomber who was also on foot. the suicide bomber detonated an explosive best, killing three americans and four policemen and several afghan civilians. >> i heard an explosion nearby and came to the scene. >> this after word came yesterday that another american soldier was killed. this time he was shot by an infighter attack. an afghan soldier who approached a group of american troops who were manning of vehicle control plan and open fire on them. an american contractor was also killed in that attack. >> more deaths reported across syria as the fighting continues in the country. this as rebels launched a massive attack on the countries largest city, aleppo. syrian troops bombed the town just four miles from the
. >> pelley: governor romney will be campaigning in ohio tomorrow. in afghanistan the taliban are turning a deadly attack on a joint u.s. british base into a propaganda victory. bob orr tells us about a new video that surfaced today. >> reporter: the seven-minute video released by the taliban purports to show the final agages of planning for the brazen attack on camp bastion. insurgents, wearing what appear to be u.s. military uniforms, are shown cutting through a chain link fence, a tactic used in the assault. another scene shows enemy fighters in an operational planning session. one of the commanders uses a white board and crude sketches at describe the location of aircraft and fortifications on the british-run air base. re great detail, the leader lscribes how the attackers will split into three teams, each with specific target assignments. and the tape contains messages, lasts will of some of the fighters who clearly didn't expect to survive the assault. this man, speaking in english, accuses the united states of attacking islam. >> reporter: the september 14 nighttime raid was the mo
is considerably better off by not having the taliban in afghanistan, not having saddam hussein in iraq. the countries have been given an opportunity to have a freer political system, a freer economic system. they've fashioned their own constitutions. they are going to have to -- those countries are going to have to plan their future and figure out their future and make their future. we can't build nations for other countries, the united states. but we can be helpful. if we do it in a wise way, we can set them on a path that will be better for their people and better for the region and better for the united states. that does not mean we have to stay there forever, in my view. >> greta: this administration -- i was in afghanistan, and secretary of state hillary clinton told a group of women that the united states would not leave and let the taliban come and continue to do the things to the women that they're going to do, that they did historically. looks like the taliban is coming in full force. >> i don't know that. >> greta: you don't think they're coming in at full force, the taliban?
administration has set a date for withdrawal extra. >> why should the taliban take risks when they know we are leaving? it's more for the afghan army personnel who want to show their loyalty to taliban. >> reporter: there is fear among the afghan army that the taliban will seek retribution against anybody who has cooperated with the americans. bill: we are hearing president obama will move quickly to announce a new treasury secretary if reelected in november. the "wall street journal" says whoever that is will play a big role in congress over nearing the fiscal cliff. without a deal many economists predict another recession. stuart, good morning. what's the significance of this? >> reporter: the president says we are headed in the right direction. the evidence suggests we are headed in the wrong direction. the word recession is more commonly used. the evidence is this. we know the economy is slowing dramatically. we know income is down. and we know that buying power is down. that's over the last 3 1/2 years and bringing us up to the current state. if we have a second term and the president
. exhibit "a," this taliban commander revealing the partnership with a bold and powerful new al-qaeda. their target? america. >> these are taliban attacks. this is part of our new military strategy. we have our people in the afghan police, and the army. >> what skills do the al-qaeda tighters bring? >> they are masters of everything. for example, making i.e.d. something we don't know how to do. but they are teaching us. they are also master engineers and good with all weapons. >> eric: today a car bomb killed three more americans bringing the casualty count to 2,002. listen to president obama in las vegas just yesterday. >> al-qaeda is on the path to defeat and usama bin laden is dead. [ applause ] >> eric: are you sure? listen to this. >> kind of has come back. al-qaeda a resilient organization. >> the reason for the american intervention in afghanistan was terrorism. >> terrorism has not gone away. it has increased. >> you have to ask yourself, does president obama get it? does he bother talking to his generals like that one right there? his intel people? or is he too busy cam
between the taliban and al qaeda. >> as the candidates focus on wednesday's debate a top republican predicts we'll see a brand new race on thursday. >> arnold schwarzenegger tells "60 minutes" he still wants his family to forgive him. we'll show you part of that interview you didn't see last night. >> we begin this morning with today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >>> breaking news in eastern afghanistan. >> at least three nato troops killed in a suicide blast. >> the attacker ran his motorcycle past explosives into a u.s. military convoy. >> the reason for the nato/american intervention, terrorism has not gone away. >> governor romney is an excellent debater. i'm just okay. >> governor rom the high, president obama gearing up for their first president debate on wednesday. >> i don't think one event is going make-or-break this campaign. >> thursday morning you'll be scratching your head and say wow we have a barn burner now in this race. >> maria asked you why didn't you tell me and what did you say? >> that i did not know how to. the things that really meant the most to me
this disturbing picture. it shows marines who are urinating on dead taliban fighters. staff sergeant joseph cham blin and staff sergeant edward daptola have been charged. there were three other marines who were also disciplined in this case. >>> and we are learning some really surprising new details and very specific new details about a deadly attack on camp bastion in afghanistan. it happened 11 days ago. may have seemed like a headline to you but when you hear the details, you will be surprised. the insurgents who attacks were wearing cross trainers as they snuck into the american encampment. two americans were killed in this attack, and our cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr was able to get more of these details of the assault straight from the marines who themselves were under attack. >> we see flaming aircrafts, we see the enemy shooting at us. we're seeking cover. we're hearing small arms fire, ak-47s, pkms, and then at some point soon thereafter see another rpg shot towards us and towards our building. >> reporter: for the first time on television, u.s. marines tell cnn just how bad
jihadists. >> more carnage in afghanistan. the taliban take responsibility for a suicide attack that killed 14 today including three americans. we are deployed in the hot spots today with lester holt live in afghanistan and ann curry on the syrian border. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington, days away from thes first presidential debate in denver where mitt romney and barack obama will be trying to reach a shrinking pool of undecided voters. joining me for our daily fix, chris cizilla. the challenges for both. everyone trying to lower expectations but the fact is, that both of these -- both of these debaters are experienced, they both had primary debates but there is a challenge first for mitt romney, he's never gone head-to-head against barack obama and for the president, he has not debated in a while. he didn't have any -- of course didn't have any primary challenges this year. >> right. andrea, i always think it's hilarious, last night in las vegas barack obama said i'm an okay debater. it's like when lou holtz was the coach of notre dame and playing east/west texas stat
. nbc's richard engel joins me from kabul with the latest. i understand the taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack? >> the taliban says it was responsible for this. a suicide bomber walked up to an american patrol. it was americans who were walking joint patrol with afghan police as actually this american and afghan patrol was preparing to get back in nar vehicles. the taliban suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest and killed three americans and four members of the afghan patrol. the taliban is trying to make a comeback. the surge in this country is over. the 30,000-plus troops that were added to afghanistan are now out of the country. and the taliban wants to fight. they are trying to change the narrative here. they want to say that after 11 years they remain undefeated. that the resistance in afghanistan is yet again defeating a superpower. it seems the opposition in this country, the taliban and other militant groups, will continue to fight and want the last americans to leave here under fire. >> richard engel in kabul for us. thank you very much. >>> also maki
in 2011. it accomplished the primary objectives of reversing the taliban's momentum on the battlefield and dramatically increased the size and capability of the afghan national security forces. to fully understand the impact of the surge, i think it is a good thing to remind ourselves where things stood in mid-2009. at that time, the momentum was clearly on the side of the taliban. the insurgency was steadily retaking key parts of afghanistan. any time that the -- that our forces would clear an area and then leave, it was immediately taken back by the taliban. there were no areas that were transitioned, mainly because the afghan national security forces were not capable to provide security on their own or counter the taliban. the result was that afghanistan faced the real prospect that the taliban would take over large parts of the country, which ultimately would have strengthened al qaeda's hand and provided it again with a safe haven from which to plan attacks on our homeland. in short, in mid-2009, i think there was a real risk that the mission in afghanistan might very well fail. t
taliban says they are grant amnesty to a cabinet minister who is offering a $100,000 reward who kills the maker of the anti-islamic film that sparked violent protests across the muslim world. the taliban are reported to have taken the minister of their hit list, saying his views represent the true spirit of islam. up the accord for -- would cover security but is not a comprehensive deal as had been hoped. on the streets of greece, there have been violent clashes between police and demonstrators during a day of strikes. the action was called to protect against massive new cuts in government spending. this report from athens. >> it seems today that this city has come to know all too well, petrol bombs, tear gas, protesters fighting on the streets. this time, the police soon regained control. the kind of violence, the peaceful protest of the majority, marching against more cuts to come. >> we are desperate people. >> the ax will fall on pensions and education and retirement age is set to rise for greece to receive its lifeline. >> it has been over two years since greece requested outside
after began security forces can get a head start pledging their allegiance to the taliban. >> green and blue on attacks is likely to increase as the date to withdrawal draws closer. taliban attacks may diminish. why should the taliban take risks when they know we're leaving. it's more for the afghan national army personnel who want to show their loyalty. >> reporter: leon panetta says the taliban is trying to undermine our trust in afghan security forces and the chairman of joint chief of staffs says it won't work. >> one commander says insider attacks is affronted with their honor and culture and their faith. as for us, we are adapted go to changes in that threat, as well. that is what professional militaries do. >> the number of deaths from insider attacks has written from 35 last year and 53 this year so far. even as both sides are working hard to stop them with americans beefing up security on joint missions and afghans doing more background checks on recruits. >> heather: thank you peter. >> gregg: back on the bench, tomorrow the u.s. supreme court picks up where it left off th
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